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Organization for Tropical Studies Info Session
Dr. Laurence Kruger
Monday, November 6 from 4:00-5:00pm
• Rawles Hall, Room 100

All undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about opportunities for study abroad opportunities and research in South Africa focused on conservation biology, natural resource management, tropical ecology, EcoHealth, or integrated human-environment systems are invited to attend.

Attendees will:
• Learn about the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), a consortium of
~50 universities, colleges, and research institutions from five countries on three continents.
• Hear about cutting-edge, ongoing research being done by OTS in Kruger
National Park, South Africa.
• See how students can play a role in this research through participation in study abroad programs, such as African Ecology & Conservation in South Africa.
• Gather information about research opportunities at Skukuza Research Station.
-Host: Dr. Michael Wasserman, Director of Human Biology and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Human Biology
-Guest Speaker: Dr. Laurence Kruger, Director of Curriculum for OTS

Posted October 26, 2023

The Smith Lab has a student hourly position opening up in his lab starting next month. 

Biology laboratory that studies South American electric fish is seeking student helpers starting in mid- to late-November.  The fish studied in the lab are not dangerous and produce very weak electrical fields to navigate and to communicate.  We study the mechanisms of generating and detecting electrical communication signals.  Duties will include helping to maintain large, multi-tank aquarium systems and general lab maintenance (glassware washing, chemical inventories, maintaining laboratory equipment, etc.).  Work over holiday breaks is expected. 

Send an E-mail message to the Smith Lab ( for more details or to apply for the job.


Hi Dr. Wellman,

My name is Jada Ryan, and I am reaching out on behalf of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.


We at AZA are looking to establish a connection with Indiana University’s Animal Behavior program. As an organization, we recognize that the strength of the zoo and aquarium industry is best determined by the knowledge, integrity, and commitment of its members. As such, one of our goals is to enhance the zoo industry by acquiring and retaining the brightest minds.


We recently developed a brochure that outlines the benefits of AZA Student Membership while also providing an overview of the complimentary resources available to students on our website. Of particular significance is the AZA Career Center, a web page wherein students have access to a comprehensive selection of job/internship listings.



Jada Ryan

Program Assistant, Member Services
Association of Zoos & Aquariums
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3314
(P) (301) 244-3340

Danta is pleased to announce our 2024 field courses in tropical biology. Our courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.

As much of our advertising is done by word-of-mouth, we encourage you to spread the word by forwarding this information to students or friends who may be interested in our programs.

For more information, please visit our website at and/or email For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our blog DANTAisms - [].

Conservation and Sustainability in Costa Rica


Winter Session: December 27 – January 10, 2024, Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Summer Session: June 5 -20, 2024; Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

Program Fee: $2900

Application deadline: May 15, 2023


Course Description:  DANTA Blog

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation

Date: July 11 - 26, 2024

Program fee: $2900

Application deadline: May 1, 2024

Course Description: DANTA Blog


Field Excursion
All courses include a visit to a wildlife rehabilitation center, sustainable chocolate plantation and dolphin and snorkeling trip of the Golfo Dulce. We will stay overnight on the Boruca Indigenous Reserve where we will learn about the community and their traditional lifeways, and help with needed projects. Every effort is made to implement eco-friendly and socially responsible practices into our day-to-day operations, field courses and overall mission.




DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics

185 Cascade Drive

Huntington, WV 25705 USA


Mad 4 My Dog is looking for interns for the fall and spring semesters. We offer dog training, bathing, daycare, retail sales, & in-home pet sitting. Our interns help with training classes and daycare primarily, as well as facility cleanup and class prep. You will get to experience a ton of animal behavior principles implemented in a practical way with clients and their dogs. Please email a resume to Madalyn at

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Fellowship, Scholarship, + Award Deadlines

The Program in Animal Behavior awards two summer study scholarships up to $750 each year to aid outstanding Animal Behavior majors at IU Bloomington with the costs of summer field courses, internships, or research experiences in fields relevant to the study of animal behavior. These awards help to defray costs of travel and fees for these experiences. Deadline is April 10th of each year. 

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Alex Black was an outstanding student who received her B.S. degree in Animal Behavior in 2018. She was committed to social justice, strongly advocating for mental health and domestic violence awareness. She was also passionate about her work with animals, spending hundreds of hours on internships both during her undergraduate career and after graduation. The Alex Black Memorial Scholarship was established by Alex’s family to honor Alex’s memory and helps to support students in the Animal Behavior program while they complete summer internships.

Two $2500 scholarships are awarded per year, and all students pursuing a B.S. degree in Animal Behavior are eligible to apply. Deadline is April 10th of each year.

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Goodson Prize for Art in Science

Dr. Jim Goodson was a vibrant member of the CISAB community. In addition to being a consummate neuroscientist and critical thinker, Jim was also extraordinarily gifted at capturing the beauty of his science via images, of both his study subjects and his histological material. The Goodson Prize for Art in Science recognizes outstanding research images from CISAB members that are not just scientifically meaningful but are also beautiful. Winning images are showcased both in the CISAB house and on our website.

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To recognize some of our many outstanding Animal Behavior majors, CISAB Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has established a new award for Excellence in Thesis Research in Animal Behavior.


Current Ph.D. and postdoctoral students are eligible for up to 12 months of stipend support through opportunities offered by both the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) and the Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity (CTRD). Applications are due in February each year.

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CISAB founding member William J. Rowland was devoted to the study of animal behavior, and a strong advocate for mentoring and training undergraduates in research, particularly undergraduates who were in one way or another disadvantaged in their opportunities to get research experience. The Bill Rowland Mentoring Award was established in Bill’s memory to recognize graduate students who have served as outstanding research mentors to undergraduates. Recommendations are due in February each year.

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Established in memory of Hanna Kolodziejski, a remarkable graduate student in CISAB and the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior program in Biology, this fellowship is an annual award for a graduate student who, like Hanna, shows academic talent in both research and teaching, and who demonstrates a commitment to the community through service or outreach programs. The fellowship is open to all CISAB and Biology graduate students, with a preference given to members of CISAB and Evolution, Ecology & Behavior (EEB) students. Recommendations are due in February each year.

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